As previously reported, effective January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is restricting drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) from using hand-held mobile phones while driving. Since our reporting of the DOT's final rule, NPGA has received a number of questions asking whether other technologies such as Blue Tooth or push-button walkie-talkies would be allowed or if the rule applied to both interstate and intrastate drivers, etc. In response to your inquiries NPGA requested DOT prepare a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) addressing your concerns. The following is an excerpt from the DOT's FAQ we received. Should you have any further questions, please contact Bob Elliott at NPGA.
Frequently Asked Questions
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